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Vendor Spotlight: Kerri Giovanelli and Hatem Alimi of Natural OliveWood

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Natural OliveWood Booth

On this cold winter morning, we’d like to introduce you to the wonderful vendors over at Natural OliveWood. They’re making their first appearance at this year’s Union Square Holiday Market, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them join the family. Owners Hatem and Walid were born and raised surrounded by olive trees in Sfax, Tunisia, and work with Kerri Giovanelli to bring their beautiful products to homes and kitchens all over the world.



Vendor Spotlight: Michele and Ariane Gold of BUTCH & harold

Friday, December 13th, 2013


The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is a holiday shopping mecca, with over a 100 unique artisans selling gifts of every shape and size.

One of the new and more out-of-the-box additions to the 2013 market is BUTCH & harold, a company run by a pair of outgoing sisters, Michele and Ariane Gold. Creators of the original “stickr frame”, BUTCH & harold offers a line of unique wall decals with a modern design aesthetic that have transformed the way that people display their personal photos. All BUTCH & harold products are made of adhesive vinyl, in the USA. The products are safe for walls and will adhere to any surface without leaving any sticky residue or peeling paint. Everything is removable and reusable. Each pack of “stickr frames” comes with 8 various size peel and stick picture frames ranging in size from 4×4 to 8×10. (more…)


Vendor Spotlight: Anna Gordon from The Good Batch and Liz Gutman from Liddabit Sweets

Friday, December 6th, 2013
Lid + GB

Today the UrbanSpace blog is excited to bring you two, that’s right, two new and exciting vendors who will be presenting their goods at this year’s Union Square Holiday Market. The Good Batch and Liddabit Sweets will be sharing a booth and both will have batches and batches of tasty treats to satisfy not just your sweet tooth, but also your tangy tooth, your salty tooth, your smoky tooth…you get the idea. If you are looking for all-natural, local confections to fill your stockings (and your stomachs!), then this is the booth for you. (more…)


Vendor Spotlight: Be Packs

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

be packs

‘Tis the season to embrace the gift of giving at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. One vendor in particular, Be Packs, upholds a mission that is truly inspirational. Rory Rogan, owner of Be Packs, started the company with the simple goal of motivating those around him to instigate meaningful change. Below, he recounts the life-changing series of events that inspired him to make a difference.

We encourage you to visit his booth to listen to his story and mission in person; but in the meantime, keep on reading to find out how he’s planning on turning Be Packs into a collective movement.



Vendor Spotlight: Elisa Seeger from Genuine Motorworks

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Today is Makers Monday, so it’s fitting that our Vendor Spotlight is dedicated to Genuine Motorworks, a men’s clothing and accessories purveyor based in Brooklyn, NY, and committed to sourcing only items Made in the USA. Popular Genuine Motorworks brands include Red Wing, Frye, Pointer Brand, Filson, Pendleton, Idaho Leather, Bill Wall, Iron and Resin, Thorogood Boots, Biltwell, Levi’s, and Crate, to name a few. (more…)


Vendor Spotlight: Rachel Mansfield from Pop Chart Lab

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Maps can lead us anywhere. The cartographers at the Pop Chart Lab know and embrace this fact with every piece of pop culture inspired product they release out into apartments and offices all over the country. In our information saturated age, these men and women are working on putting it all into some form of order. And if you’re going to organize all that data, why not make it look amazing as well? This year, we’re lucky enough to have the Pop Chart Lab people participating in our flagship event, the Union Square Holiday Market.



Vendor Spotlight: Bernadette Libonate from Milly & Earl

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


Milly & Earl is a Brooklyn retail hot-spot like no other. The items they carry are as varied as NYC itself, while still carrying with them a unified voice and aesthetic. From their popular nautical themed items to the geometric necklaces and bracelets seen hanging from the necks and wrists of so many young New Yorkers, Milly & Earl aims to keep things classy and classic while still looking forward and staying ahead of the trends. This year, we’re lucky enough to have the team from Milly & Earl participating in our flagship event, the Union Square Holiday Market. (more…)


Trotter Mag

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Brand new (it launched last week!) online travel magazine, TrotterMag did a gorgeous feature on the fall installment of Mad. Sq. Eats – our seasonal food market in Worth Square. If you’re into food porn, this is the feature for you!

Check it out here.


Grub Street

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Delaney BBQ- TacoTown

This fall, Dan Delaney joined the Mad. Sq. Eats family with Delaney Barbecue: TacoTown, which has proven to be one of the buzziest additions to the market. In honor of National Taco Day on October 4th, Grub Street spotlighted the best tacos in NYC and TacoTown made the cut!

BrisketTown‘s Daniel Delaney has set up shop at Mad. Sq. Eats to sell his beloved Best of New York–winning tacos. Since this pop-up only goes through October 25, you have every right to order all of the varieties offered: brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken, and fried-Brussels-sprout tacos.

Read more here.


Vendor Spotlight: Jay Stern and Stephan Shaw from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

freudean slippers

Looking for a gift for a friend that has everything? An intellectual? A jokester? Enter the Unemployed Philosphers Guild (“because the unexamined gift isn’t worth giving”), a business that specializes in humorous knick knacks and oddities. (more…)